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Cyclone AMPHAN as a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

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Cyclone AMPHAN as a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

  • According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone “AMPHAN” which has transformed into a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. the intensification of the storm may be to category V from category I cyclone in only 18 hours.
  • High Sea Surface Temperature, low Vertical Shear Winds, and enough Moisture in the middle layers of the atmosphere are the reasons behind this that leads to the intensification of the cyclone.
  • Along with it, cyclone Amphan cyclone is as first super cyclone that has hit the North-eastern region of Bangladesh and the Khulna-Chattogram region in the recent 20 years. in 1999, a super cyclone hit Odisha state that caused of widespread damage and loss of life.

About cyclone

  • A Cyclone is a large scale air mass that keep rotating about a center of low atmospheric pressure. a Cyclone rotate in counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere around a low-pressure center.

About India Meteorological Department (IMD) –
Headquarters location: New Delhi
Founder: Government of India
Founded: 1875

Cyclone AMPHAN

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Q.1 What is a Cyclone ?

A Cyclone is a large scale air mass that keep rotating about a center of low atmospheric pressure. a Cyclone rotate in counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere around a low-pressure center.

Q.2 in which year, Amphan cyclone hit Odisha state?

in 1999, a super cyclone hit Odisha state that caused of widespread damage and loss of life.

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